Ol Pejeta: Doodle a Rhino and Help Stop Poaching in Kenya

Feeding-Hope-credit-Lewa-Willdife-ConservancyHello everyone! We are helping our dear friends, actor Kevin McNally and his amazing daughter Rachel McNally spread the word about their friends, Daryll Pleasants and Donna Purvis’  Ol Pejeta Conservancy Project.

Due to an overwhelming and generous response resulting in a large amount of fabulous donations, the auction will take place internationally via an online auction site which will open August 1, 2014 . The auction will officially launch with a private view and anti-poaching dog presentation at THE FORUM, NORWICH, Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 7pm -9 pm. Bidding will run for four weeks throughout August at: https://www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/opc. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep and expansion of the anti-poaching dog section and anti-poaching efforts to protect the elephants and rhinos at Ol Pejeta.

As part of the auction, the organizers have asked talented and well known artists and sculptors to donate a piece of artwork, print or sculpture to their cause. In addition, celebrities/actors/personalities were called upon to consider supporting the ‘Doodle a Rhino’ campaign, in which they doodled a rhino in pencil/pen/paint/crayon (anything!) on a piece of A4 card and signed for authenticity.

Please see Daryll and Donna’s website for more details: www.whitepawprofessionaldogtraining.com, or, contact Rachel McNally via Twitter at @MissRaeMcNally. You may also contact Black Chick Media here. Ready…Steady…Bid!




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Kick Up The Arts Festival brought to you by The So & So Arts Club

If you know anything about those of us here at BCM, you know we LOVE to support the arts. That is why we feel duty bound to inform you, dear readers, of the fantastic events that are being held this month in London. That’s right, you heard us, London, England, our second home.

The So & So Arts Club (we’re members!) is holding a 6 day festival starting Monday, July 22nd, and ending Saturday July 27th. Each day will have its own focus and special topic including Film, Directing, Comedy & Music, and Production and Writing. You can find out more about the festival and purchase tickets here.

We are so sad we cannot attend these fabulous events (being the jet-setters we are, we’ll be somewhere else in the world at the time), but we look forward to attending their Women in the Arts events this December (stay tuned for more info on that as well!). So, if you find you can or will be in the UK at that time, make sure you register and attend. It’s art supporters like you that keep programs like this going.



P.S. **Just Announced** The wonderful Kevin McNally (he’s one of our favorites around here), will be attending the Casting & Directing day to offer advice and have a chat. If we weren’t sad before that we could not attend, we are now! So, do us  favor, buy a ticket and go.